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World Jan 21Mexico begins flying and busing migrants back to Honduras
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — Hundreds of Central American migrants who waded across a river into Mexico in hopes of eventually reaching the U.S. were sent back to their homeland or retreated across the border Tuesday after Mexican troops blocked their…
World Jan 20Migrants cross river into Mexico after being refused passage to U.S.
The 3,000 Central American migrants have demanded they be allowed to move freely through Mexico to reach the United States, but Mexican officials have refused.
Nation Nov 21First Honduran returned to Guatemala under U.S. asylum accord
The United States has begun carrying out a landmark policy shift on asylum that’s a top priority of President Donald Trump, returning a Honduran immigrant to Guatemala to pursue his asylum case.
World Aug 12Guatemela elects conservative Giamattei as president
Turnout as low as 45% appeared to suggest widespread disillusionment with the political status quo in general.
World Jul 23Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal with U.S.
Negotiations over a potential deal ended when Guatemala's Constitutional Court granted three injunctions preventing that country's president from entering into a deal.
World Jun 17Former first lady leads vote count in Guatemala presidential election
Sandra Torres has 24 percent of the vote, but a runoff ballot appears likely.
Nation May 09U.S. leaves questions about migrant teen’s death unanswered
Almost a week after the 16-year-old's death, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has not said why Juan de León Gutiérrez was first taken to the hospital and released, only to return one day later.
World Apr 25Mexico’s crackdown forces migrants to more dangerous routes
For months, Central Americans have banded together in caravans and employed a 'safety in numbers' strategy, although efforts to discourage the large groups now have migrants wandering woods, swamps and rail lines in small bands of one or two dozen,…
Nation Apr 23Migrants anxious after Mexican authorities raid caravan
Central American migrants hoping to reach the U.S. are finding a much tougher trek than those in previous caravans, meeting unwelcoming townsfolk and a surprise raid by Mexican police and immigration agents who detained hundreds in Mexico's south.
World Apr 22Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants
As migrants gathered under spots of shade in the burning heat outside the city of Pijijiapan, federal police and agents passed by in patrol trucks and vans and forcibly wrestled women, men and children into the vehicles.